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New Thom Beers Series for Discovery Channel

SILVER SPRING: From Thom Beers’ Original Productions, which is also behind the hit Deadliest Catch, comes Bering Sea Gold, a new series for Discovery Channel about a group of people from Nome, Alaska who are mining for gold in the frigid waters.  The glaciers belting into the Bering Sea have ...

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Peter Jackson Completes New West Memphis Three Doc

WELLINGTON: West of Memphis, a recently completed documentary from the Academy Award-winning team of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, as well as first-time filmmakers Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, examines the West Memphis Three case, in which three teens were wrongfully imprisoned for 18 years. The WingNut Films production chronicles ...

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Bravo Promotes Programming Exec

NEW YORK: David Brewer has been promoted to the newly created position of VP of program strategy and acquisitions at Bravo Media. Brewer, based in New York, will supervise all functions of the Bravo program planning department and lead the programming support for sales and marketing initiatives. He will work ...

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Channel 4’s Sue Murphy Heads to Optomen

LONDON: Sue Murphy, the
 head of features and factual entertainment at Channel 4, is leaving to join Optomen and One Potato Two Potato as creative director in the U.K. In the role created for Murphy, she will work with executive producers and senior teams to monitor shows from commission to ...

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Investigation Discovery Orders Season Two of Nothing Personal

SILVER SPRING: A second season of the Investigation Discovery series Nothing Personal: Murder for Hire, hosted by The Sopranos’ Steve Schirripa, has been greenlit for the production of six new episodes. In Nothing Personal: Murder for Hire, Schirripa explores the real underground business of murder for hire, hit assignments and ...

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eOne’s Party at Tiffany’s Scores Slot on OWN

LOS ANGELES: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has added the new six-episode series Party at Tiffany’s, produced by Entertainment One (eOne), to its schedule. The half-hour series will premiere tomorrow with two episodes back-to-back. The series features Tiffany Young, a woman who decides to start her own party-planning business in Atlanta ...

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New Docu-Series Spotlights World’s Worst Mom

SILVER SPRING: The new series World’s Worst Mom will roll out via Discovery Networks International around the world on TLC and other lifestyle channels beginning in late 2011 through 2012. The 13-part series from Cineflix Productions centers on parenting expert, author and mother of two Lenore Skenazy, who was criticized ...

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Nutopia Grows Senior Management Team

LONDON: Nutopia has expanded its senior management team, adding, among others, former Darlow Smithson exec Nick Metcalfe, as the company increases its commissions. Metcalfe, the former senior member of the Darlow Smithson creative team, is coming on board as executive producer. Metcalfe will oversee Nutopia’s five-part series How We Invented ...

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E! Exec Dolcemaschio to Lead NBCU Cable Reality Studio

LOS ANGELES: NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has appointed the longtime E! Entertainment executive Steve Dolcemaschio to serve as the president of its reality studio, which is currently known as Comcast Entertainment Studios. The studio is being renamed in early 2012. Reporting to Bonnie Hammer, the chairman of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and ...

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New Nat Geo Docs Focus on Engineering

LONDON: A new series of one-hour documentaries for National Geographic Channel spotlight the groundbreaking innovations behind six of the world’s most complex feats of engineering. Produced by Windfall Films and based on its hit Big, Bigger, Biggest, the series of docs will be distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The ...

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